Royal Society of Chemistry’s Emerging Technologies Competition open for entries

Are you working on new technology related to health, energy & environment, food & drink or materials & enabling technologies?

The Emerging Technologies Competition is the Royal Society of Chemistry’s annual innovation initiative, turning promising ideas into commercial reality.

Now in its sixth year, the competition brings cutting edge science to the real world for the benefit of society.

Since 2013, the Emerging Technologies Competition has turned 36 promising ideas into…

  • Collaborations with multinationals
  • Licence deals
  •  £31 million in follow-on equity investment and grant funding

 Apply until 2 July

The competition is free to enter and open to small companies and universities, who can apply using the online application form.

Ideas, at any stage of development, from across the UK and Europe are welcomed.

Shortlisted entrants will be invited to present their ideas to a panel of expert judges at the competition final, taking place at Chemistry Means Business 2018 on 15 October in London. This is a high-profile event bringing together start-ups, small and medium enterprises, multinational organisations, and academic entrepreneurs from across the chemistry-using community.

Find out more and apply here


Offering the chance to commercialise your work with help from a multinational company, media coverage and up to £10,000 of funding. Apply by 2 July and make sure you’re part of the Emerging Technologies Competition 2018.

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